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Bald eagle rescued in Ann Arbor after being caught in fishing line

A bald eagle was rescued in Ann Arbor after being found tangled in fishing line
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A bald eagle was rescued in Ann Arbor after being found tangled in fishing line.

The wire was wrapped around his wing, tying him to a log where he was trapped.

The Humane Society of Huron Valley made the rescue and did an initial exam. They found no major injuries.

The eagle was transported to the Howell Nature Center for further care and rehabilitation.An HNC veterinarian did another physical exam, verifying that the eagle had sustained no major injuries.

After some time to rest, he will be put in their outdoor flight pen to test his ability to fly.

Once he successfully completes all of his flight tests, he will be returned to Ann Arbor and released back into the wild to rejoin his family.

This bald eagle is relatively famous, according to a Facebook post from the HNC. He and his family are on a popular nest cam.

His fans noticed he was missing and were very concerned. He was located in time and was rescued before any permanent injuries could be made.